Definition of semisweet in English:

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semisweet

Pronunciation: /ˌsemēˈswēt/ /ˌsemˌī-/

Entry from US English dictionary

adjective

1(Of food) slightly sweetened, but less so than normal: semisweet chocolates
More example sentences
  • The pot de creme au chocolat was an excellent semi-sweet pudding accompanied by ginger biscuits.
  • When she ran out of baking chocolate, she broke a bar of semi-sweet chocolate into little pieces and added them to the dough.
  • It is delightful with chocolate cake and semi-sweet chocolate desserts and candies.
1.1(Of wine) neither dry nor sweet; slightly sweeter than medium dry.
Example sentences
  • I'd ordered a glass of semi-sweet house wine that was undrinkable.
  • Most Champagnes tend towards a dry, elegant style, but many other sparkling wines (such as Asti-Spumanti for example) are lighter in alcohol and sweet, or semi-sweet.
  • They come in shades of gold, amber and ruby, according to the mix of grapes, and are sweet, semi-sweet and dry.
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